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El Descanso
Ranked #5 of 11 Mindo B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rodney, the owner, clearly adores his birds. He has created a bird paradise in his backyard, where you can watch hummingbirds flit and float from a large, comfortable deck. On hand are a few pairs of binoculars to get those close-up views, and Rodney will let you know if there is anything rare around such as Toucans. He speaks great... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I didn't say here but was recommended I visit to see the garden which attracts hummingbirds plus many others. Really unique chance to see so many birds up close from the viewing deck. Well worth a visit and great value at $3 compared to the cost of bird tours. Bird tour was worth doing also though!

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Salta, Argentina
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This place is amazing. They only have 4 rooms in this gorgeous wooden building with a lush bird jungle behind it. Wake up in the morning & curl up downstairs to watch the hummingbirds buzz around while your hosts make you a yummy breakfast of warm croissants, eggs, fresh fruit juice, fruit slices, cheese, steaming coffee....its delish! Upstairs you have... More

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SF, California
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
35 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Great bird watching experience. The owner, Rodney speaks good English and lives onsite. He has been creating a bird friendly garden for at least 6 years and it really shows in the number and variety of hummingbird and other types of bird species that feed in the garden each day. We stayed two nights upstairs in the rear room. The... More

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Munich, Germany
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Very relaxed and quiet place at the edge of Mindo's center, about 2 minutes walk from the center. If you look for a clean place that is surrounded by incredible nature and run by one of the nicest persons I met travelling so far this is the right place. - The garden is the best spot in Mindo to see... More

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Victoria, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

On the positive side, there is a wonderful garden with great bird viewing options from the big veranda. You can even come just for breakfast on the deck. BUT DON'T STAY!! I tried one room upstairs and the room was ok but there was a leak in the bathroom sink and a puddle on the floor. So I changed rooms... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013 via mobile

We arrived at the BB very late at night and the owner was kind enough to show us the room and was very accommodating. The room is nothing special but the second floor has a set of hammocks which make up for the room. You can relax and enjoy all the backyard thats filled with hummingbirds and butterflies. In the... More

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Molnlycke, Sweden
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

We stayed in Descanso in december last year and even if it was "low season" in birds, there were lots of them in their beautiful garden. Rooms were basic and maybe because of the humid climate our room was a bit stinky. But we slept relatively well the both two nights we stayed, the bed was ok and even if... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

If you're a bird hater or scared of them, don't stay here. There were so many birds everywhere, it was amazing! So many types of hummingbirds (I heard tell at elast 17), honeycreepers, toucans, toucanettes, motmots, tanagers ... it was fantastic! Some of my best pictures of the whole trip came from here! The prices were a little high, and... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

Not the most luxurious or fancy place (there are very few of those in Mindo), but we enjoyed our stay and the birds in the garden are spectacular. I've never seen so many hummingbirds! The walls of the hotel are all wood and we were woken up several times during the night by dogs barking. We had some trouble with... More

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Address: Mindo, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Mindo
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